* Don't forget to watch the videos at the bottom of this page *
|Cologne Cathedral or Hohe Domkirche is apparently Germany's most visited tourist attraction.|
|Next to the cathedral is Heinzelmannchenbrunnen - did you twist your tongue yet?|
|A statue depicting some kind of folk tale about hard work and laziness.|
|It's difficult to get a shot without any scaffolding in it|
|Very ornate main entrance.|
|Agilolphusaltar - the hand carved altar piece with hundreds of small figures depicting biblical scenes.|
|As far as churches go the Cologne Cathedral is truly breathtaking.|
|The rather impressive train station.|
|Some Hohenzollern king or another.|
|The Hohenzollern Bridge over the Rhine - an impressive landmark of Cologne.|
|Looking back towards the Cathedral from the bridge.|
|Millions of padlocks on the railing.|
|Hoards of tourists even in March.|
The section of the valley between the towns of Koblenz and Bingen known as the Rhine Gorge is a World Heritage Site.
Koblenz sits at the confluence of two massive rivers the Rhine and the Moselle or Mosel if you're protestant.
|River cruise ships moored, some had French and Swiss flags.|
|The Moselle river with Koblenz in the background.|
|The Moselle flooding its banks.|
|Massive statue of Kaiser Wilhelm The Great who unified Germany.|
|Ehrenbreitstein fortress on the eastern bank of the Rhine.|
|The statue surrounded by the flags of all German Lands.|
|There is a cable car that will take you to the fortress on the other side.|
|The great junction of rivers.|
|Not sure how this American flag fits in, maybe they're grateful for not having to learn Russian.|
|Free street parking today, it's Sunday.|
And a few shots from the Rhine Valley... driving towards Bingen.
|Beautiful scenery, shame about the weather.|
|Loreley rock, a natural high point of the Rhine Gorge|
|Lots of traffic on the river, cargo boats transporting everything from shipping containers to cars and even natural gas.|
Over the hill and into another valley... Moselle (Mosel) Valley
|Picturesque German villages along the way.|
|In the heart of the Mosel wine region.|
|The Moselle, like the Rhine, is also flooding its banks.|
|The village of Piesport, home of the Piesporter Goldtröpfchen wine.|
|Leaving the Moselle Valley and crossing into the Eifel mountain range.|
And now the videos....
And that's it for Germany. Tomorrow we are in Luxembourg.